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1 Playbox Annual 1955: A Picture and Story Book for Boys and Girls - 47th Year
The Amalgamated Press Farringdon Street, London 1955 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Pictorial paper-covered boards and green cloth spine. Some marks to the rear board and the boards are rubbed at the edges. Previous owner's name and address in pencil in the book belongs to box. Some foxing to endpapers. Some lightly grubby handling marks to a few pages / page margins and a few short tears to page margins. Puzzles completed lightly in pencil. pp. 96. A good copy overall. 105914 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
16 Collins Girls' Annual
Bayley, Viola ; Chappell, Mollie ; Shaw, Jane ; et al. Collins London and Glasgow Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
No date stated. c. late 1950s - 1960 edition. The first story is 'Susan's School Play' by Jane Shaw. The annual is in VERY GOOD clean condition throughout. No names or inscriptions. Pictorial front board, plain rear board, yellow cloth spine. The dust jacket is worn and torn, with some loss at the head of the spine. Not price clipped, the DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 128pp. 302403 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
2 School Friend Annual 1958
The Amalgamated Press Farringdon Street, London 1958 Hardcover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Pictorial paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine. Spine faded. There is a pale blue streak to the spine (possibly paint). Hardback. A gift inscription written on a Christmas sticker stuck on the reverse of the front endpaper. Front endpaper price clipped. The boards are lightly rubbed at the edges and corners. Some foxing to outer closed textblock page edges. Pages are otherwise clean. pp. 159. 307939 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
17 Monty Woodpig and His Bubblebuzz Car
BB [Denys Watkins-Pitchford] Edmund Ward (Publishers) Ltd Bishopsgate, London 1958 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. The boards are just slightly bruised at the spine ends and corners and very slightly faded at the edges. Inside, there are some grubby marks to pages throughout - thumbing, foxing etc.; no large or heavy stains. 4 colour plates including frontis. (as called for). Significant foxing to outer closed textblock page edges. The binding is firm and inner hinges very good. The dust jacket is worn and torn, with loss to the edges and significant loss to the top corner of the front cover. pp. 64, + 4 plates. 308173 
Price: 120.00 GBP

 
 
3 The Moving Spirit: How the Motor Car Grew Up
Motor Racing Publications Ltd Fitzroy Square, London 1955 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Delightful 1950s picture book. From the film, The Moving Spirit. There are some marks and slight bowing to the boards. Previous owner has written their name on the front pastedown - R. Parker-Bowles. Price clipped title page. Some foxing to the endpapers. Other pages are all clean and free from handling marks or creasing. Painting competition page at the back of the book is also clean and unmarked. 305435 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
18 The Proving Flight, A Novel
Beaty, David Secker and Warburg London 1956 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. A small mark on the front board; looks like from a previous price sticker. No dust jacket. Spine slightly faded. A good, solid copy. No names or inscriptions. Some foxing to outer closed textblock edges and prelims. Pages are otherwise clean. 282pp. 104169 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
4 The Scout magazine, 20th December 1957 (Vol. LIII, No. 25)
The Boy Scout Association 1957 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Single magazine. Disbound. The staples of the binding have corroded away, leaving rust marks and small holes around the centrefold of all pages. In otherwise very good, clean condition. pp. 539-559. 307937 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
19 Mrs. Beeton's Everyday Cookery, with about 2,500 practical recipes
Beeton, Mrs Isabella Ward, Lock & Co., Limited London and Melbourne Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Original red boards. In good condition. Some light foxing and other small marks to the outer closed textblock page edges. A brief gift inscription written on the reverse of the frontispiece illustration. The binding is quite firm, though there are repaired (by a previous owner) cracks to the inner hinges. A few loose cuttings inside. A few foxing spots to pages. pp. 768. Publication date not stated but adverts indicate c. 1950s. A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 308267 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
5 The Scout magazine, 27th December 1957 (Vol. LIII, No. 26)
The Boy Scout Association 1957 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Single magazine. Disbound. The staples of the binding have corroded away, leaving rust marks and small holes around the centrefold of all pages. In otherwise very good, clean condition. pp. 562-579. 307938 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
20 Rupert Spring Adventures - Adventure Book No. 32
Bestall, Alfred Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd Soft cover Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1957. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, fine condition. Clean, bright, tight, unmarked. The staples have a couple of tiny rust spots at the centrefold. Otherwise as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Rope Trick, and Rupert and the Lonely Cottage. 0 106149 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
6 Baby Donkey (A Birks-craft rag book)
A Birks-craft production Bancroft & Co (Publishers) Ltd | Delrosa Soft cover Good Book 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall 
Washable linen cloth children's rag book. n.d. c.1950s. 8 pages including covers. Illustrator unknown. Stitched at the spine. Frayed pinked edges. Faded. Pages clean. 4.5 x 4.5 inches. 102017 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
21 Rupert Summer Adventures - Adventure Book No. 33
Bestall, Alfred Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1957. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside; there are just a few tiny speckles to the front cover near the top edge / corner. The staples have a little bit of rusting but not badly corroded. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Speckled Seaweed, and Rupert and the Scent Garden. 0 106150 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
7 Baby Puppy (A Birks-craft rag book)
A Birks-craft production Bancroft & Co (Publishers) Ltd | Delrosa Soft cover Good Book 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall 
Washable linen cloth children's rag book. n.d. c.1950s. 8 pages including covers. Illustrator unknown. Stitched at the spine. Frayed pinked edges. Faded and with a few minor marks to pages. 4.5 x 4.5 inches. 0 102016 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
22 Rupert and the Bottled Moonbeams - Adventure Book No. 28
Bestall, Alfred [Alex Cubie and Enid Ash] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1956] 1956 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1956. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. The staples have a little bit of rusting but not significantly corroded. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Bottled Moonbeams, and Rupert and the Frosties. 106833 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
8 Ackermann's Oxford [King Penguin 69]
Ackermann, Rudolph (plates); with notes by H. M. Colvin ; cover design by Gordon Cullen Penguin Classics | Penguin Books London 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The binding is firm. Spine and inner hinges are very good. Some light scattered foxing to pages and foxing to outer closed textblock page edges; plates are mostly clean. Some light foxing to the dust jacket, a tear to the top edge with some resultant creasing; a couple of shorter tears to the edges of the dust jacket. Front flap price clipped. pp. 36, plates. 106789 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
23 Rupert and the Wild Goose Chase - Adventure Book No. 20
Bestall, Alfred [Enid Ash; Cubie, Alex] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1954] 1954 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1954. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. A tiny bit of rust to the staples. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Wild Goose Chase, and Rupert and the Glowing Pool. 106839 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
9 Sooty and Sam
Aitchen, Robert (written and illustrated by) Blackie & Son Ltd [c.1951] 1951 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Pictorial boards with a blue cloth spine. The cloth of the spine is faded in places. The boards are bowed slightly and rubbed at all corners. Some light marks to the rear board. There is a grubby mark on the bottom margin of page 5. The pages are otherwise clean. The full page illustration pages are lovely. No names, inscriptions or other writing inside. 32 pages. An illustrated story for young children - the adventures of two spaniels, Sooty and Sam. 303663 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
24 Rupert and the Giant's Castle - Adventure Book No. 29
Bestall, Alfred [Enid Ash] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1956] 1956 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1956. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. A tiny bit of rust to the staples. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Giant's Castle, and Rupert and the Whirlwinds 106834 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
10 The Royal Scot
Anderson, Alan ; illustrated by the author Brockhampton Press [c. 1950s] Leicester Soft cover Good Book 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall 
Small book, just slightly larger in size than a children's Brockhampton strip book from the 1950s. Stapled binding with maroon spine, pictorial card front cover and plain card back cover. Some creasing to the front cover. The back cover has a rusty stain at the top edge and a separate small greasy stain, also at the top edge. Both marks also affect the last few pages of text, though marks to pages are more pale than the marks to the back cover. 15.5cm x 8cm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Illustrated with black and white photos and small sketches. 64 pages. 0 106003 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
25 Rupert and the Holiday Ship - Adventure Book No. 22
Bestall, Alfred [Enid Ash] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1954] 1954 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1954. In excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. A tiny bit of rust to the staples, the slightest greyish marks to the front cover, and just very light rubs to the corners. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Holiday Ship, and Rupert and the Colour Mixers. 106838 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
11 The Picture of Cricket [King Penguin 73]
Arlott, John Penguin Books | King Penguin 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Printed pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. The binding is nice and firm. Boards are clean. A few minor foxing spots to the dust jacket. Some foxing to endpapers and pastedowns, and lightly to pages. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is a little rubbed at the head of the spine and has a couple of short nicks to the edges. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 32, plates. 106763 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
26 Rupert and the Mermaid's Cottage - Adventure Book No. 30
Bestall, Alfred [Enid Ash] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1956-7] 1956 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1956-7. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. A tiny bump to the bottom corner. A little bit of rust to the staples. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Mermaid's Cottage, and Rupert and the Secret Holiday. 106835 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
12 The Cock-House Cup
Avery, Harold ; illustrated by J. Phillips Paterson Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Publication date not stated but c. 1950s edition. In the Nelson New Era Series. Blue cloth boards, faded at the spine ends. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Colour frontispiece illustration. Some discolouration to outer closed textblock edges. Pages themselves are clean. the dust jacket is worn and torn, with some rubs, chips and tears to the edges, with loss at the spine ends, corners and a little to the top edge. Dust jacket price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 292pp. 103435 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
27 Rupert and the Seaside Mystery - Adventure Book No. 26
Bestall, Alfred [Enid Ash] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1955] 1955 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1955. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. A tiny bit of rust to the staples. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Seaside Mystery, and Rupert and the Dandelion Clocks. 106837 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
13 A Ladybird Book - Vehicles: A Vintage Gift Edition
Ayton, Robert; Berry, John; Carey, David; et al. (illustrated by) Ladybird Books | Penguin London 2017 0241301149 / 9780241301142 First Thus Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New hardback with dust jacket, in excellent fine condition. First impression. Help young children learn the names of all the key things that go with this beautiful gift book, featuring iconic original Ladybird artwork from the 1950s and 60s and in the classic Ladybird format with one clear word on the left page, and image on the right. Taken from favourite vintage Ladybird books such as The Story of Flight, Underwater Exploration and Merchant Ships, each of the stunningly detailed 26 pictures will delight adults and children alike. Vehicles featured include car, train, aeroplane, ship, submarine, rocket and lorry. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 306771 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
28 Rupert and the Snow Pranks - Adventure Book No. 31
Bestall, Alfred [Enid Ash] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1956-7] 1956 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1956-7. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. A tiny bit of rust to the staples. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Snow Pranks, and Rupert and the Shy Coconut. 106836 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
14 Woodland Birds [King Penguin 74]
Barclay-Smith, Phyllis ; illustrations and cover design by Peter Shepheard Penguin Books | King Penguin ; printed by John Swain and Son Ltd 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Shepheard, Peter 
Hardback with dust jacket. Patterned boards with matching dust jacket. First edition. Some foxing to the dust jacket, pastedowns, endpapers, prelims and outer closed textblock page edges. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The binding is firm. Inner hinges and spine very good. Just light rubs to the dust jacket edges and a c. 1cm tear at the top edge of the front cover. Pale stain to the top edge of the rear flap of the dust jacket. Spine of the dust jacket slightly faded. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 31, plates. 106761 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
29 Enid Blyton Little Noddy Plywood Jigsaw Puzzle
Blyton, Enid 1957 
A fully interlocking plywood jigsaw puzzle, with 12 large pieces. Size 9 x 7 inches. Manufactured by BeStime. Copyright on the box of 1957. The puzzle is in excellent condition. The box has residue tape marks to two ends of the box where the lid was previously taped down. Some slight fading and minor rubs to the box. Overall a remarkably good example of a 1950s child's wooden puzzle. BLYTON1001 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
 
15 A Book of Ducks [King Penguin 58]
Barclay-Smith, Phyllis ; with plates and cover design by Peter Shepheard Penguin Books | King Penguin Harmondsworth 1951 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Shepheard, Peter 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Pictorial boards. In only FAIR condition. First edition. The spine has been repaired to the full length with acid-free archival repair tissue. This goes over the top of an old sellotape repair - the old brittle tape has been removed but staining from the sellotape remains along the length of the spine. There is also loss to the spine, approx. 5.5cm. at the top end and a previous owner has typed a small strip where the title goes so you can read the title of the book. Heavy foxing to the endpapers and pastedowns. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The binding is firm and inner hinges are good. Plates are quite clean; there are just a couple of foxing spots to a few plates and some very light creasing to a couple of plates. pp. 34, plates. 106756 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
30 Enid Blyton's Magazine No. 14, Vol 6. July 2nd - 15th, 1958.
Blyton, Enid Evans Brothers, Limited for the E. B. Magazine Co., Ltd 1958 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall 
A single issue of the fortnightly magazine from Enid Blyton. Stapled binding. Covers lightly rubbed. Browned edges. Some foxing to the back cover. Otherwise a really good clean example. Contains stories, activities, letters, adverts and a letter-style editorial from Enid Blyton to her readers. 8 x 5.5 inches. 39pp. 102413 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
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